TUROYAL was beaten 24 lengths by The Liquidator at Exeter but that run will have taught him plenty and it would be no surprise if he proved good enough in this finale. Allow Dallow won a point-to-point at Dromahane in December and Louis Phillipe has also been successful between the flags while Chase The Spud and Sweet Like You have hinted at ability, though need more if they are to get off the mark. Sankyouplease may be the pick of the newcomers but that's not saying much.
Allow Dallow (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld aftr 4out, 1l adv 2out, row flat, impressive, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Our Man Zebo (12-0) by 5l, 12 ran.
Cardinal Richelieu (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 49l behind Wake Your Dreams (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Chase The Spud 80-1 (10-11) In rear, plugged on from over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 14, 38l behind Red Sherlock (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Kates Brother (IRE) Vertical Speed gelding out of Cracking Kate.
Louis Phillipe (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Pr & disp, j well, rdn & ko best from 2out, won at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Thomastown (12-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Nail 'm (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along 8f out, weakened 6f out, plugged on, tailed off, 4th of 10, 50l behind Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Quick Brew Denounce gelding out of Darjeeling.
Revocation 66-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden in 3rd over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 14l behind Dat's The Plan (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jul.
Sankyouplease (IRE) Golan gelding out of Special Case.
Turoyal (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Ran green, led and disputed until 8f out, chased winner after, well held final 4f, 2nd of 4, 24l behind The Liquidator (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy.
Sweet Like You 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders until lost place before halfway, soon lost touch, plugged on final 2f, 5th of 7, 35l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy.
Weld's Pride 80-1 (10-6) Soon struggling in rear, tailed off halfway, last of 14, well behind Gee Hi (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gs in Jan '12.